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Dingell, Local Leaders Tour McLouth Steel Site in Trenton

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TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton with Dennis Schreibeis, Director of Crown Enterprises, representatives of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and contractors responsible for cleaning the site. Joining the tour was Michael Samhat President of ... Read more »

On Earth Day, Dingell & Brownley Introduce Bill to Promote Climate Literacy, Education

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– On Earth Day, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced legislation to promote education programs focused on climate to improve the public’s understanding of changes. The Climate Change Education Act creates a grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, ... Read more »

Dingell, Mast Introduce Forage Fish Conservation Act to Protect Marine Ecosystem and Fishing Economy

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Today, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen key protections for fisheries and promote responsible management of forage fish. The Forage Fish Conservation Act legislation improves protections for forage fish, prey for other recreationally and commercially important species such as tuna, salmon, and cod. These populations have declined sub... Read more »

Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

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U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil... Read more »

Dingell, Beyer, Nearly 100 Members Call for Enhanced Funding for Endangered Species Protections

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Today, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Don Beyer (D-VA) led a coalition of 94 Democrats in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for robust funding for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing, planning and consultation, species conservation and restoration and recovery process. The lawmakers cited the need for continued support for the ESA process due to the 480 U.S. listed spec... Read more »

Dingell Statement on DTE Closing Trenton Plant in 2022

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TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) made the following statement after DTE announced they would be closing their plant in Trenton one year earlier than expected – in 2022 instead of 2023. “Transitioning to a clean energy future will make our communities healthier places to live and make them more sustainable going forward. But transitions are never easy. In this case, Trenton ... Read more »

Bipartisan Michigan Delegation Members Introduce PFAS Detection Act

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Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), today introduced legislation to address contamination from chemi... Read more »

Michigan Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push to Restore Funding to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), along with Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging House Leaders to fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) which works to protect, restore, and maintain the Great Lakes ecosystem. Along with Dingell and Kildee, the letter to the House Appropriations Committee ... Read more »

Dingell Named Co-Chair of Great Lakes Task Force

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Today, on World Water Day, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) was elected a co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members that work together to advocate for issues that preserve the Great Lakes and support the region. “The Great Lakes are not only a natural resource but a way of life that support communities throughout the region,” said Dingell. “Environme... Read more »

Dingell Applauds Ford’s Investments at Flat Rock Plant

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell applauded Ford’s announcement that the company will invest $900 million and add 900 incremental direct new jobs in Southeast Michigan, including an $850 million investment at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District. Ford’s investment will support battery electric architecture and next-generation Mustang production, as well as establish an autonomous vehicle manufacturing center in Southeast Michigan. Read more »

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